Congressman Pacquiao versus citizen Mayweather to push through soon

May 22, 2010 by  
Filed under News, sports

Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday he’ll start talking to Mayweather’s camp “sooner rather than later” about matching the world’s top two welterweights for a Nov. 13 bout in either Las Vegas or Texas.

“That’s the fight people want to see, and that’s the fight I’m going to do my darnedest to make happen,” Arum said. “My first goal is to make that fight happen, but we’re not going to negotiate this thing in the press, because if we do, given the egos (involved), it’s never going to happen.”.

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the great boxers of all time, said it would be too close to call if Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever get to face each other.

“The fight has to happen,” Leonard told David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press, adding that it would be a big disappointment if Pacquiao and Mayweather end up hanging up their gloves without fighting each other.

“They both are letting people call them pound-for-pound. They both are considered pound-for-pound right now. They’ve got to fight each other to prove who’s the best, pound-for-pound – fact.

“It’s about the money, because boxing’s a business. But also, if you want to be considered one of those guys, you’ve got to put up. That’s a fight that appears to be inevitable at some point in time, hopefully sooner than later,” Leonard said.

Sooner perhaps as Pacquiao yesterday said he will agree only if they don’t take a large amount of blood too close to fight night.

Manny and his promoter Bob Arum are looking at a November 2010 HBO pay-per-view date and Pacquiao stated that his mother Dionisia said she will allow him only one more fight, and that is with Floyd Mayweather Jr. after that he should retire.

If the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match cannot get made, Bob Arum’s plan B option is to pair Manny Pacquiao up with disgraced welterweight from Mexico Antonio Margarito at Dallas Cowboy stadium in Texas.

The question now is will Floyd Mayweather Jr. find another excuse to make the negotiations more difficult, or will he finally give the people and the boxing fans the fight they want to see?

Pacquiao now has more to lose if the fight does not push through as he was ousted by Mayweather for the Yahoo! No. 1 pound for pound fighter in boxing.

Kevin Iole, a boxing reporter from Yahoo Sports said Mayweather has beaten Pacquiao by 6 points in a voting conducted by elite boxing analyst.

Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound list are:

Floyd Mayweather (No.1)
Manny Pacquiao (No.2)
Paul Williams (No. 3)
Juan Manuel Marquez (No. 4)
Chad Dawson (No. 5)
Sergio Martinez (No. 6)
Wladimir Klitschko (No. 7)
Timothy Bradley (No. 9 _
Shane Mosley (No. 9)
Juan Manuel Lopez (No. 10).

Meanwhile, Pacquiao is still No.1 pound for pound fighter for Ring Magazine and if ever a fight happens between Mayweather and Pacquiao, it will be the biggest boxing match to date.

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